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Boulangerie Poilane

8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 42 59
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Good bakery, but it definitely does not make the best sourdough bread in the world

Poilane makes a legendary sourdough bread. While its Poilâne's sourdough is good, I would prefer a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Jose, California
Great coffee in their cafe

I followed google maps to get here and was looking forward to a hot croissant and coffee. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Considered by many to be Paris's best bakery.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pastries” (6 reviews)
8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 42 59
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Poilane makes a legendary sourdough bread. While its Poilâne's sourdough is good, I would prefer a baguette any day. What I love about Poilane are its punitions (butter cookies), which are available from light to dark baking. The dark ones are excellent.

Thank Amit_and_Alex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I followed google maps to get here and was looking forward to a hot croissant and coffee. The coffee was delicious but the croissant I didn't enjoy whatsoever. I took it with me and didn't finish it. There are definitely hit and miss croissant places...More

Thank Belle-Noel
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Our hotel in Paris is a short walk to Poilane. Every day we first stop for coffee then head to Poilane for warm croissants and pain au chocolate. The croissants are like eating flaky butter. They are so delicious. They are known for their rustic...More

2  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This lovely elegant and artisanal French bakery is worth a detour. Did you know it supplies many restaurants with its famous sour-dough bread? Don't forget to try the raisin buns. You'll definitely come back for more.

Thank Loes v
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I was very fortunate to find this place as I toured the area around my hotel. Yes, there is a fine selection of bread here. There is also a selection of items you could choose for lunch. What I really salivated on was the pastries....More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

That sells a few key items. The sour dough is legendary. They sell it in slices and by weight. You can also buy their flour.

Thank Chocochu
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If we're staying on our own and not with friends, here's where we get our bread. You don't want to miss the raisin rolls. Whatever you do, however, get a bag or two of the sale de mer to take home with you. It's cheap...More

Thank rovinglawyer
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Stopped by in the morning to pick up some pastries and had two different varieties of apple pastry. Both were excellent and I will make it a point to go back again when in Paris. I've tried a lot of Parisian boulangeries over the years...More

1  Thank Guy71
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Popular and known. Fresh and very good. Attentive staff and I get the impression they work hard. If in the area a good bakery to pick up your choice to eat and stroll.

Thank bkcDeuxFois
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The best bread I had during my one week stay in Paris. Despite being a small and humble place, it has a helpful staff and amazing croissants. I especially recommend the apple tarts.

Thank Driveram
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ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants.
Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine
art school and small museums hide in unassuming
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